Rozsa's Wish

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For mezzo soprano, flute, harp (or piano), 2 violins, viola, cello, & double bass.

Rachel R√≥zsa, my grandmother, was deported to Auschwitz together with her family in 1944, where she perished.  Her last words to her children were: "I have lived. Just that you should live."   Her four children survived.

This work is based on her last words to her children in her mother-tongue:  Hungarian, to which I have added the words (translated into Hungarian):

 

I have lived

In joy

In abundance

With hopes

With dreams

 

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Details

Year
Minutes
12

Recordings

Date recorded
2022
Performers
Sarah Castle - mezzo soprano, Karin Hendrickson - Conductor, Alyson Frazier - flute, Anne Denholm - harp, Philippa Mo - Violin I, Victoria Gill - Violin II, Daniel Sanxis - Viola, Tom Wraith - Cello, Toby Hughes - Double Bass
Title
Rozsa's Wish
Venue
Exeter College Chapel, Oxford